Client Storage Notes

Just some notes on client storage.


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localStorage persistent to a small maximum, something like 5MB. Local storage keeps things stored 'forever'.

Good for username fields, preferences for website display or something like that.


sessionStorage is based upon the tab session - 3 tabs equals 3 different sessions. Doesn't send your session id automatically like with a cookie. Data is persisted for the lifetime of the session.

Storage events

Both session and local storage, as soon as you CRUD something, it will fire off an event. you can listen to these events in any browser or tabs. So say you remove from tab one, then the other tabs will get those events - cross window messaging.


Coming soon.